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Women charged in deadly robbery

Women charged in deadly robbery

Three accused in November holdup; resident killed 1 suspect

January 17th, 2018 by Lynn LaRowe in Texarkana News

Shown are, from left, Shaynesha Martin, Kiana Keshaun Montgomery and Ke'Erica Turner. The trio were arrested in early November 2017 on aggravated robbery charges in the Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, robbery of a home in Genoa, Ark. The homeowner shot and killed one of the intruders.

Three women have been formally charged with aggravated robbery by Miller County prosecutors in connection with a holdup in Genoa last year that cost a fourth co-defendant his life.

Kiana Keshaun Montgomery, 21, Shaynesha Martin, 20, and Ke'Erica Turner, 20, were arrested several days after a Genoa, Ark., homeowner shot and killed 19-year-old Shemar Davion Harris during a robbery. The 81-year-old Genoa man told investigators that he was prompted to routinely arm himself after being the target of six robberies in the 10 months prior to the Nov. 2 shooting.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Connie Mitchell signed off Friday on formal charges of aggravated robbery for Montgomery, Martin and Turner. Montgomery and Turner are both free on bonds of $50,000. Martin remains in the Miller County jail. Her bail is set at $50,000 as well.

Martin and Turner were among five women sought in July in connection with a daytime brawl at the Raceway convenience store on State Line Avenue. A recording of the fight was recorded on a cellphone and uploaded to social media.

Police issued warrants for disorderly conduct and rioting for five women as a result.

Montgomery, Martin and Turner were allegedly in cahoots with Harris when he attempted Nov. 2 to rob the elderly Genoa man. The shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at a house on Highway 196 and County Road 290.

Martin's case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson, Division 3 of the 8th Judicial District South. Montgomery's case has been assigned to Division 1 Circuit Judge Carlton Jones and Turner's case has been assigned to Division 2 Circuit Judge Brent Haltom.

All of the women face 10 to 40 years or life in prison if convicted of aggravated robbery.


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